10 Best Early Entertainment Destinations in Scottsdale: Have Fun without Losing Sleep

When you're looking for a casual, fun night out in Scottsdale, you can't go wrong with a night at the movies. Scottsdale is home to two unique and upscale movie theaters, the Studio Movie Grill and iPic Theater. These luxury theaters feature upscale modern American food, great drink menus, a lounge, and other amenities. At iPic, guests lounge on large, plush recliners, soft blankets, and craft beer, fine wine, or craft cocktails delivered straight to their seat. 

If you love a friendly game of golf, head out to Topgolf Scottsdale, a fun entertainment and event venue in Scottsdale featuring point-scoring golf games for all skill levels. Players score points by hitting balls into any target. It's a fun and addictive game that even non-golfers will love. Plus, there's upscale bar food, an extensive drink menu, and live music on some nights. 

Art lovers and oenophiles will want to head over to The Brush Bar in downtown Scottsdale. This fun "paint and sip" venue is a hybrid wine bar and art studio designed to spark your creativity and enjoy time with friends. Bring your friends or significant other, pour yourself a glass, and follow along with a professional studio guide as you create an original piece of art, stroke by stroke. 

Simple food and great wine make for a winning combination at 5th and Wine, one of the most popular wine bars in downtown Scottsdale. The restaurant/wine bar features a 60-seat dining room (which fills up fast on the weekends), a comfy soft...  Read More

Studio Movie Grill blends the relaxed entertainment experience of going to the movies with the fun ambiance and service of going to a full-service restaurant or bar. The Studio Movie Grill features a state-of-the-art movie theater, along with a...  Read More

Old Town Tavern
Photo courtesy of Old Town Tavern

If your idea of a great night out is to relax with friends in a quaint, hospitable setting, the Old Town Tavern in downtown Scottsdale is a great place to grab a drink, listen to live music, or enjoy the great patio. This is hands-down one of...  Read More

This elegantly hip restaurant is famous for its burgers, sandwiches, and "galettes," a crispy flat bread topped with cheese, olives, bacon, and onions. Although the fare is simple, the preparation is perfection. Expect to be impressed by fresh...  Read More

Jade Bar
Photo courtesy of Jade Bar

Jade Bar is the sleek, ultra-trendy restaurant and lounge bar located at Sanctuary on Camelback. The emphasis here is on the natural elements of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. The bar has one of the loveliest secluded patios in the city,...  Read More

Imagine your favorite golf driving range combined with your friendly neighborhood sports bar and you have Topgolf, a new Scottsdale megacomplex that features golf, food, drinks and live entertainment. There are 102 golf bays spread across three...  Read More

Dave and Buster's is an adult playground for kid's at heart. The hybrid video game arcade, restaurant and lounge can be sensory overload, but in the best way possible. Head to the restaurant and lounge, where craft brews are on tap and the fun,...  Read More

Brush Bar
Photo courtesy of The Brush Bar

This "paint and sip" venue is part art studio, part wine bar. Guests are invited to bring a group of friends for a night of wine and art. Simply gather a group of like-minded friends, check the Brush Bar calendar, and reserve your spot in the...  Read More

iPic Theaters

"Come for the drinks, stay for the movies." That's the official slogan at iPic Theaters, a hybrid cinema designed for adult imbibing and fun movie screenings. iPic in Scottsdale, located at the hip, upscale Scottsdale Quarter mixed use retail...  Read More

Looking for a fun way to spend an evening with friends in Scottsdale? Check out one of the popular food tours put together by Arizona Food Tours. One of their most popular food tour options is their A Taste of Old Town Scottsdale dinner tour....  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

She received her MFA in Creative...  More About Patricia

comments powered by Disqus

Build your own lists that you can easily reference or share stories with your friends.

Login ×

Forgot login/password?
Don't have an account? Create Your Account!

Enter your username or email in the box below and click
"Remind Me".

Remind Me ×
Create Account ×
Create Account ×

Already have an account?

Add to List ×
Save ×

Go to Lists Close Window ×